Heart Transplant Association
of St. Louis

About the Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis

In 1987, HTA of St. Louis was founded to provide emotional, educational, and financial support to pre and post heart transplant patients and their families. In March of 1998, the Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis was incorporated and became a 501 c (3) non-profit organization. We are empowered to help all heart transplant patients in our area.

Our purpose is to support pre and post heart transplant patients. Support and encouragement come through support meetings, social events and visitations with patients. We meet regularly to provide information on transplantation, medications, insurance, legal and governmental information. We have guest speakers, we work on public awareness projects in relation to organ donations, and we keep our members informed of all and any news related to patients and heart donation.

We provide financial assistance to members in need through the Barnes-Jewish social work office. Annually we have fundraisers to provide funds for those who might need financial assistance. The assistance fund is not an entitlement program. Therefore, no guarantees are made as to whether any request can be granted. Since the fund is provided with charitable donations, availability of funds, the number of requests received, and other factors must be considered in providing assistance. It is however, the goal of the Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis to be of benefit to fellow transplant patients in need.

We encourage visitation with those that are waiting for transplantation and we have a team of mentors who can give more in-depth encouragement and support.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTE: In order for pre and post transplant patients to receive mailings, invitations, and other HTA news we must have the Release of Information form on file. If you have not already sent this form to Nina Philippsen, please fill out and mail as soon as possible to: Nina Philippsen, LMSW Heart Transplant/LVAD Social Worker,   Mailstop 90-75-597, 4901 Forest Park Avenue, St. Louis Missouri 63108.  Please click here to see and print the form.

This form is a Release of Information that needs to be signed and returned to Nina Philippsen, LMSW. Due to HIPPA (Health Information Privacy Act) guidelines, your name cannot be provided for any purpose unless you have signed a release and put it in your records. The purpose of this Release is to give the hospital permission to give your name to Pitter Patter (when you are transplanted), the Heart Transplant Association for fundraiser and other event mailings, for an HTA member to visit after transplant, support group meeting mailings, and a referral to a Transplant Mentor if requested by you once you have been listed for transplant. Please feel free to contact Nina Philippsen at 314-362-5070 if you have any questions related to this release. Please do print and fill out this form and mail it in at your earliest convenience. Thank you!

Nina Philippsen, LMSW

  • The mission of the Heart Transplant Association of St. Louis is to provide emotional, educational, and financial support to pre- and post-heart transplant patients and their families.












































































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